Data Engineering Team Lead

Data Engineering Team | Singapore

About us

Endowus is Asia’s leading fee-only digital wealth platform. Headquartered in Singapore, we are the first digital advisor to span both private wealth and public pension savings (CPF & SRS), helping all investors grow their money with expert advice, institutional access to financial solutions, low & fair fees, and a delightful personalised digital wealth experience. 

Our clients entrust us with a responsibility that goes far beyond technology or financial markets - they entrust us with their wealth - their livelihoods and ambitions of a better future for themselves and their loved ones. Our mission is clear: help people invest better so they can live easier today, and better tomorrow.

The people you will work with

The team has deep domain knowledge in finance and technology, bringing together decades of experience at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Credit Suisse, The Blackstone Group, AQR, Grab, Dropbox, Lyft, Redmart, Carousell, Bytedance, Grab, Kakao, Alibaba, and more. See our leadership team here. We practise inclusion and treasure our diversity in background and experience. A diverse team is our biggest asset and we look for people who share our belief in Endowus' clear mission.

Investors, recognition, licensing

Endowus is backed by global leading strategic and venture capital investors including UBS, Samsung Ventures, EDBI, Prosus Ventures, ZVC, Singtel Innov8, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and SoftBank Ventures Asia.

Endowus has been recognised by the industry with the following awards: Singapore’s Rising Star and Fintech Innovation (Asia Asset Management’s Best of the Best Awards 2021), LinkedIn Top Start-ups 2021, WealthTech of the Year (Asia FinTech Awards 2021), and the top 15 Singapore’s Best Workplaces Award (Great Place to Work).

Endowus is licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

About this team

The Data Engineering Team builds and operates the scalable data platform that powers data analytics and business intelligence for better decision making at Endowus. Working with colleagues in Data Analytics, Growth, Marketing, and Operations teams, the data engineering team creates data solutions that provide them with performant, near real time access to internal & third party data and insights.

We are a full stack team that builds our systems using cloud native patterns and operates them with high standards of engineering & operational excellence.

About this role; responsibilities & ownership

  • Own the technical design, delivery, reliability & security of our core data platform.
  • Lead, mentor and grow a small talented team of data engineers. 
  • Work closely with the Product team, other Engineering teams, and stakeholders in Data Analytics, Growth, Marketing, Operations, Compliance & IT Risk to define and prioritise our data platform roadmap.
  • Empower the Data Engineering team to achieve high levels of technical quality & reliability.

Requirements & qualifications

  • Bachelors' or above in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent professional experience.
  • At least 6 years experience in designing and implementing highly scalable, distributed data collection, aggregation, and analysis systems built for handling large volumes of data in the cloud.
  • At least 2 years experience as a tech lead facing business users directly while directly or indirectly managing the performance & delivery of the team
  • Strong team and project leadership with a history of leading technical initiatives
  • Significant hands-on experience building and optimising data pipelines for data collection, transformation, aggregation in Apache Flink or Apache Spark, using dependency and workflow management tools such as Airflow, operating in a public cloud environment like AWS, GCP or Azure.
  • Advanced SQL knowledge and strong experience working with relational and non-relational databases.
  • Experience integrating BI tools such as Tableau, Mode, Looker, etc.
  • Experience integrating data sources using REST and streaming protocols, especially using Kafka.
  • Strong grasp of at least one of the JVM languages such as Java, Scala.
  • Experience with building systems & processes to handle data quality, data privacy, and data sovereignty requirements. 
  • Experience with agile processes, testing, CI/CD, and production error/metrics monitoring.
  • Self-driven with a strong sense of ownership.
  • Comfortable with numbers and motivated by steep learning curves.
  • Has a strong product sense and is empathetic to customers' experiences of using the product.

Nice to haves

  • Domain experience in a B2C context is a strong plus.
  • Knowledge of finance, wealth, and trading domain.
  • Some exposure to CQRS / Event Sourcing patterns.
  • Experience with AWS or GCP, Cassandra, Kafka, Kubernetes, Terraform.

Benefits & perks

  • Stock options in a fast growing company *
  • Employee discount for investing at Endowus
  • Flexible working hours and locations so you can live life and your best work - you are trusted to be responsible
  • Competitive Staff Benefits; Annual Leave, Medical insurance, Dental *
  • Productivity Equipment; Omnidesk Standing Desk & Ergonomic Chairs, Dell UltraSharp USB Type-C Monitor, high-end computer peripherals
  • Choice of Apple or PC equipment
  • Additional S$250 /HKD 1450 budget for your favourite hardware to boost productivity *
Note: * is only applicable to Full-Time employees

How to apply
Everyone can be an Endowus client. If you are not yet a client, please create an account to understand our services and technology, and can see if our mission is something that aligns with your personal beliefs. We value your feedback on our product and will ask you for your insights throughout the interview process. 
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